Top Tier NorCal Scout Day: Blast Leaderboard


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HAYWARD, CALIF. - We ran a scout day for Top Tier NorCal last Sunday (10/30/22) at Chabot College in Hayward and today we publish the Blast Motion hitting data, which concludes the published content from the event.

One of the important tools Prep Baseball Report implements at our events is the use of Blast Motion sensors. During batting practice, the Blast Motion sensors measure Swing and Impact Metrics across several categories. Swing metrics measure pre-impact mechanics centered around plane, connection, and rotation while impact metrics measure pre-impact performance outcomes based on ball contact.

With the Blast Motion sensor we collect data from each swing taken by each player at the event. The metrics collected/published include: Bat Speed, On Plane Efficiency, Peak Hand Speed, Power and Rotational Acceleration. 

Each player has their Blast Motion metrics uploaded into their profiles following the completion of the event, providing insight into areas that could be improved upon as well as helping paint a more full picture of the player to the college and professional scouts doing their research on prospects they may be interested in.

Top Tier NorCal Full Stats/Data Link

BLAST MOTION LEADERS

AVERAGE BAT SPEED

Bat Speed is the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. For more info: Blast Bat Speed 

MLB Avg: 66-78 mph | MiLB: 63-75 mph | College: 66-75 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Maximiliano Garcia CA El Cerrito 2024 2B 71.9 mph
2 Daivik Vennela CA Carlmont 2024 RHP 69.3 mph
3 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 68.7 mph
4 Toby Richards CA Marin Catholic 2024 1B 67.4 mph
5 Adrian Hattaway CA Granada 2024 3B 66.8 mph
6 Andy Mak CA El Camino 2024 OF 64.5 mph
7 Cole Leschak CA Pittsburg 2024 RHP 63.9 mph
8 Logan Kellogg CA California 2025 1B 63.8 mph
9 Ellis Moss CA Piedmont 2024 2B 63.8 mph
10 Nick Jones CA Elk Grove 2026 OF 63.1 mph

PEAK HAND SPEED

Peak Hand Speed is the observed maximum speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge. For more info: Peak Hand Speed

MLB Avg: 23-29 mph | MiLB Avg: 22-28 mph | College Avg: 21-24 mph

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cole Leschak CA Pittsburg 2024 RHP 23.8 mph
^ Maximiliano Garcia CA El Cerrito 2024 2B 23.8 mph
2 Daivik Vennela CA Carlmont 2024 RHP 22.5 mph
3 Toby Richards CA Marin Catholic 2024 1B 21.9 mph
4 Nick Jones CA Elk Grove 2026 OF 21.7 mph
5 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 21.6 mph
^ Logan Kellogg CA California 2025 1B 21.6 mph
6 Ethan Belloni CA Hillsdale 2024 SS 20.9 mph
7 Ellis Moss CA Piedmont 2024 2B 20.6 mph
8 Tony Keeling CA Monte Vista 2026 1B 20.4 mph
9 Angus Olaes CA Encinal 2024 OF 20.3 mph
10 Ayush Sadekar CA Irvington 2024 2B 20.0 mph
^ Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 20.0 mph

AVERAGE HAND SPEED

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Maximiliano Garcia CA El Cerrito 2024 2B 22.9 mph
2 Cole Leschak CA Pittsburg 2024 RHP 22.7 mph
3 Logan Kellogg CA California 2025 1B 21.0 mph
4 Daivik Vennela CA Carlmont 2024 RHP 20.9 mph
5 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 20.4 mph
6 Ellis Moss CA Piedmont 2024 2B 20.2 mph
7 Nick Jones CA Elk Grove 2026 OF 20.1 mph
8 Ethan Belloni CA Hillsdale 2024 SS 20.0 mph
9 Toby Richards CA Marin Catholic 2024 1B 19.9 mph
10 Tony Keeling CA Monte Vista 2026 1B 19.6 mph

ON-PLANE EFFICIENCY

Measures the percentage of your swing where the bat is on the swing plane. Your vertical bat angle at contact establishes the plane for that swing. Plane is a great indicator for making more consistent contact on the barrel of the bat. For more info: On Plane Efficiency

Ideal Efficiency %: 70% or Higher | Range: 65%-85%

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Cody Williams CA Dougherty Valley 2023 RHP 85 %
2 Daivik Vennela CA Carlmont 2024 RHP 83 %
3 Angus Olaes CA Encinal 2024 OF 83 %
4 Nick Jones CA Elk Grove 2026 OF 77 %
5 Nico Velasquez CA California 2025 OF 76 %
6 Sean Tam CA Stanford Online 2027 SS 71 %
7 Maximiliano Garcia CA El Cerrito 2024 2B 70 %
8 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 69 %
9 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 69 %
10 Cole Leschak CA Pittsburg 2024 RHP 68 %
11 Evon Williams CA Dougherty Valley 2023 SS 68 %
12 Ayush Sadekar CA Irvington 2024 2B 66 %
13 Tony Keeling CA Monte Vista 2026 1B 65 %
14 Ellis Moss CA Piedmont 2024 2B 63 %
15 Mikey Allen CA Dublin 2024 OF 60 %

AVERAGE ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION

Measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to adjust to pitch locations. For more info: Rotational Acceleration

MLB Avg: 16.8 g | MiLB Avg: 12.6 g | College Avg: 12.9 g

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Cole Leschak CA Pittsburg 2024 RHP 19.9 g
2 Nick Jones CA Elk Grove 2026 OF 19.6 g
3 Maximiliano Garcia CA El Cerrito 2024 2B 19.2 g
4 Angus Olaes CA Encinal 2024 OF 18.3 g
5 Daivik Vennela CA Carlmont 2024 RHP 15.7 g
6 Ayush Sadekar CA Irvington 2024 2B 14.9 g
7 Brayden Braga CA Dougherty Valley 2023 1B 14.8 g
8 Cody Williams CA Dougherty Valley 2023 RHP 13.9 g
9 Jake Belloni CA Hillsdale 2025 LHP 13.1 g
10 Nico Velasquez CA California 2025 OF 12.0 g

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal Preseason All-State Underclass CA 01/07 Elsinore High School
Fresno Preseason ID
CA 01/08 Euless Ballpark - Fresno City College
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass CA 01/08 Cerritos College
Far North Preseason ID CA 01/15 Butte College - Oroville
Peninsula Preseason ID
CA 01/22 College of San Mateo
South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/29 Mission College - San Jose
East Bay Preseason ID CA 02/05 Chabot College - Hayward
Super 60 Pro Showcase National 02/05 The Max - McCook, IL

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